ROMEO AND JULIET
Since the beginning two powerful families had been always in dispute the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague in a costume party met Juliet Capulet and both fell in love. However, she had had already an arrangement with her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, they got married, but Romeo’s had a street fight which caused the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt. After that, Romeo was banished. Juliet trying to be back with Romeo makes a desperate attempt with Friar to fake Juliet’s death. The message failed to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet was dead, he committed suicide. Juliet waked up to find Romeo’s body beside her and also killed herself. At the end and seeing the consequences of their feud they decided to end it once and for all
The message of Juliet’s plan didn’t get to Romeo in time because a plague came to town, so the messenger couldn’t leave Verona. Romeo heard from his servant that Juliet died, so Romeo went to buy poison to be eternally with his love. He returned to Verona and went to his wife’s tomb where he engaged and murdered Paris. Romeo took the poison and died. Seconds after, Juliet waked up from her “planned” coma. Juliet learned what had happened to Romeo and Paris from Friar Laurence. She took the decision to also end her life to be with Romeo. Their deaths caused that the families made peace by making a monument in Romeo and Juliet’s memory.
Main Characters on Act V
Romeo: Romeo was handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. He was a 16 year old young adult member of the Montagues. He was impulsive and immature. However, his idealism and passion made him an extremely likable character. He was contemporary to the violent feud between his family and the Capulets. He was not interested in this feud, only in love. At the beginning of the play he was madly in love with a woman named Rosaline, but the instant he layed eyes on Juliet, he fell in love with her and forgot Rosaline. He secretly married Juliet, a Capulet, and he would rather die than live without his beloved. Romeo was also an affectionate and devoted friend to his relative Benvolio, Mercutio, and Friar Lawrence.
Juliet: Juliet was the daughter of the Capulets. A beautiful thirteen-year-old girl. She began the play as a naïve child who had thought little about love and marriage. However, she grew up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo, the son of her family’s great enemy. Because she was a girl in an aristocratic family, she had none of the freedom Romeo had to roam around the city, climb over walls in the middle of the night, or get into sword fights. Nevertheless, she showed amazing courage in trusting her entire life and future to Romeo, even refusing to believe the worst reports about him after he got involved in a fight with her cousin. Juliet’s closest friend and confidant was her nurse, though she’s willing to shut the Nurse out of her life the moment the Nurse turns against Romeo.
This portrays the different lives of each character. With these costumes we can assume the roles of the families and their differences. Romeo being more relaxed and Juliet being more formal.
The props that they use in this scene are very important because it marks an end on a relationship and a beginning of another one. By them committing suicide they unite their families.
The place that I see this scene is at a church where Juliet body is and where everything happens in this scene. Which ironically ended up with their deaths. I can see a big church, empty, and a lot of candles.
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